Modeling Advice?

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    Oct 02, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    prancer saidHmm, why does grammar always get in the way of this profession?
    Grammar is fluid. It evolves with society's needs.

    Just sayin'.

    BTW, that statement got me an A in college English. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 02, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    prancer saidHmm, why does grammar always get in the way of this profession?
    Grammar is fluid. It evolves with society's needs.

    Just sayin'.

    BTW, that statement got me an A in college English. icon_wink.gif


    Society's or personal needs?
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    Oct 02, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
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    prancer saidHmm, why does grammar always get in the way of this profession?

    If that was code for "am I free this weekend", the answer is you can pick me up Friday at 7:30.


    I will have to check with my people and see if my public appearances are open then. I will have my people contact your peope and arrange it!
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    Oct 02, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    Models are supposed to stand there and look pretty, right? What kind of advice can you possibly get other than not farting or vomiting while you stand there?
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    Modeling how? Print, runway? If print be creative, study alot of pictures online, just google male modeling or you farvorite designers and check out the guys posing in their campaigns. Also spend some time in the mirror ALOT of time, learn yourself, your body what's your angles. If runway, my adivce will be so much simpler lol. Just walk, don't think so much about it just know these simple rules, do NOT bounce, and sway your arms lightly at the elbows and keep your shoulders still. look behind the camera in front of you not directly and just relax, runway is one of those things that is actually easier than it looks. Not comfurtable, practice walking for a bit, feel how you walk, I usually listen to my favorite music get in that groove, get pumped up so you can learn how to handle it once you're on the runway. Best of luck I would kill for that job just so you know so don't waste this opportunity! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    Marx saidModels are supposed to stand there and look pretty, right?
    Sorry, but as someone who's shot (photo'd) models for almost 10 years, I find that offensive. Models have to be able to create emotions through their body language...facial expressions, movements, poses, etc. It's all to sell a product, but it's way more than just standing still. If that's what it was all about, Vogue would be using cellphone pics instead of paying high priced photographers and models. icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
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    Marx saidModels are supposed to stand there and look pretty, right?
    Sorry, but as someone who's shot (photo'd) models for almost 10 years, I find that offensive. Models have to be able to create emotions through their body language...facial expressions, movements, poses, etc. It's all to sell a product, but it's way more than just standing still. If that's what it was all about, Vogue would be using cellphone pics instead of paying high priced photographers and models. icon_cool.gif


    I thought they paid photographers because they use specific lighting and a high powered camera lens. I dont think a cell phone has the mega pixels to capture all the pretty of a typical model. I'm not knocking the profession but models have to be one thing right away and that is pretty. I get the whole thing about faking a smile or pretending to be emo for the sake of a product, but thats all stuff that is usually taught or directed on the set of a shoot, right?
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    Marx said
    paulflexes said
    Marx saidModels are supposed to stand there and look pretty, right?
    Sorry, but as someone who's shot (photo'd) models for almost 10 years, I find that offensive. Models have to be able to create emotions through their body language...facial expressions, movements, poses, etc. It's all to sell a product, but it's way more than just standing still. If that's what it was all about, Vogue would be using cellphone pics instead of paying high priced photographers and models. icon_cool.gif


    I thought they paid photographers because they use specific lighting and a high powered camera lens. I dont think a cell phone has the mega pixels to capture all the pretty of a typical model. I'm not knocking the profession but models have to be one thing right away and that is pretty. I get the whole thing about faking a smile or pretending to be emo for the sake of a product, but thats all stuff that is usually taught or directed on the set of a shoot, right?
    Sigh...so much to teach here...not enough time.

    Models (well, the good ones) already know how to pose, make facial expressions, etc. It's not as easy as you might think. It's way more than looking good...that's the "easy" part (even I got in shape to model after being 70 obs overweight, simple task).

    For the newbs, I feel sorry for them. They think their looks will make them a living. Little do they know, it's not just looks. It's the overall feeling the viewer gets when looking at the image. And it's the models' job to portray the intended feeling.

    Yeah the photographer or director has to direct the scene, but if the model can't express it then the day is over...and the model is back to fast food and college.
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    This thread is funny as hell..
    OP.. Good luck.. make the best of it.. and post pics here to prove your doubters wrong!.. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
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    Marx said
    paulflexes said
    Marx saidModels are supposed to stand there and look pretty, right?
    Sorry, but as someone who's shot (photo'd) models for almost 10 years, I find that offensive. Models have to be able to create emotions through their body language...facial expressions, movements, poses, etc. It's all to sell a product, but it's way more than just standing still. If that's what it was all about, Vogue would be using cellphone pics instead of paying high priced photographers and models. icon_cool.gif


    I thought they paid photographers because they use specific lighting and a high powered camera lens. I dont think a cell phone has the mega pixels to capture all the pretty of a typical model. I'm not knocking the profession but models have to be one thing right away and that is pretty. I get the whole thing about faking a smile or pretending to be emo for the sake of a product, but thats all stuff that is usually taught or directed on the set of a shoot, right?
    Sigh...so much to teach here...not enough time.

    Models (well, the good ones) already know how to pose, make facial expressions, etc. It's not as easy as you might think. It's way more than looking good...that's the "easy" part (even I got in shape to model after being 70 obs overweight, simple task).

    For the newbs, I feel sorry for them. They think their looks will make them a living. Little do they know, it's not just looks. It's the overall feeling the viewer gets when looking at the image. And it's the models' job to portray the intended feeling.

    Yeah the photographer or director has to direct the scene, but if the model can't express it then the day is over...and the model is back to fast food and college.


    So its not just standing there and looking pretty. Its standing or sitting or moving and being pretty while doing it.
    Then the real advice here is to know how to follow direction. Which, from what you are telling me, doesn't seem to be something that you can just read in a book, or gained from someone saying to be sure and do what they tell you on the set. It seems like its something that is learned by trial and error. Am I wrong in thinking this?
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    The OP is a handsome man with a stellar body, no need to work on those abs. I'm flabbergasted at so many naysayers and so few positive comments. Damn is it so hard to just not be an asshole?
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    Oct 02, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    the OP probably meant the runway modeling? cause you'd fit the profile for a model on the runway, a lot of guys do it who are not professional models.
    that's easy, no big deal... you just walk around with a very seriously sexy look on your face, whatever that is for you... but just ask them how they want you to look, they should have a rehersal prior the show. i have done it, i was 17 and it was real fun... i felt like a diva, even with all the models there! LOL
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    Oct 02, 2012 4:00 AM GMT
    Bustamante saidThe OP is a handsome man with a stellar body, no need to work on those abs. I'm flabbergasted at so many naysayers and so few positive comments. Damn is it so hard to just not be an asshole?
    You don't work in the industry. Your argument is invalid.
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    Oct 02, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
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    Bustamante saidThe OP is a handsome man with a stellar body, no need to work on those abs. I'm flabbergasted at so many naysayers and so few positive comments. Damn is it so hard to just not be an asshole?
    You don't work in the industry. Your argument is invalid.


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    Oct 02, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    Just make sure you have a good agent. If you don't, get one.
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    Oct 02, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    swimmer8671 saidSo I have a tremendous opportunity to model for D&G but the catch is this will be my first time modeling.

    I'd have thought anyone afforded this opportunity soliciting advice would clarify whether it involved print or runway modeling. Already sounds doubtful.
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    Oct 02, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
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    Bustamante saidThe OP is a handsome man with a stellar body, no need to work on those abs. I'm flabbergasted at so many naysayers and so few positive comments. Damn is it so hard to just not be an asshole?
    You don't work in the industry. Your argument is invalid.

    And what do you do, Mr. pilot?
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    Oct 02, 2012 5:01 AM GMT
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    AHAHAHA.... bitches!!!!
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    Oct 02, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
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    So these were both taken Today.... I haven't updated my profile pictures for a while so they are not really an accurate representation of my body or tan....


    The guy is not an Agent he works directly for Dolce and Gabbana and said that I was the perfect look they were looking for right now, blonde hair blue eyes, and a great body...

    I got contacted from him by a friend of mine who already models for D&G and so I know this guy is a legitimate Casting Executive.
    Oh and he told me that mostly I would be doing trunk shows, and some editorial shots, wearing fancy clothes, showing them off, then talking to clients and letting them check out the clothes on me.

    Thanks for all of those who gave advice I will keep it in mind, and for you haters out there... haters gonna hate. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 02, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
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    *grope*

    Oh wait, what's this thread about again?
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    Oct 02, 2012 6:41 AM GMT

    you are definitely very very very lucky!, not everyone gets a chance.

    Advice: Play your cards right!